Shinya Kimura, Motorcycle God

The video above is one of the most well produced shorts I think I’ve ever seen. Shinya Kimura is a guy who builds motor cycles, plain and simple. But these are no ordinary bikes, they’re like works of art made of chrome and steel that go really, really fast. I love that he finds a peace and tranquility in his work, that the speed makes him feel like he’s one with the earth and the sky. I’m even a bit jealous, that he’s found such love and devotion in his work. I think I feel that way about designing but it seems almost spiritual to him. The video itself is masterfully edited: the sound, the cuts, the coloring… everything is so perfect.

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5 Comments Shinya Kimura, Motorcycle God

  1. tib August 13, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    i want one

  2. Chris L August 13, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    That’s amazing. I’m completely jealous of him – it’s a dream to think about making a tangible item with your hands, creating something beautiful that you’re passionate about, that people are willing to pay for.

    “Shop Class as Soulcraft” extols these virtues quite well:

  3. Jaxon August 15, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Great post. I love the edit and story telling in this. The video is as nice as his bikes.

  4. Chris Church August 16, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    This man is a true genius. I hope this leads to a larger, more complete documentary of Shinya’s work and philosophys.

    Check out the book “Zero Chopper Spirit” if you can get hold of it.

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